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Word: behoove

Definition: (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.


More Vocab Words

::: peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
::: inter - bury; N. interment
::: aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
::: exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
::: ample - enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
::: mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
::: insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
::: rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right